Yelp Chicagoland’s Black + White Holiday Ball!

Some people dream of a white Christmas… but Chicagoland Yelp Elites celebrate their holidays in the style of black and white! Last Wednesday, over 200 Yelp Elites and their guests headed towards the north pole for some festive celebrating at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills. Donned in their crispest whites and most dazzling black, debonair Elites turned up the style quotient in the majestic mansion and beautiful pavillion dotted with gorgeous arrangements by Joseph's Florist.

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Elites truly were the belles of the ball with their choice in beverages – Dewar's rocked the evening's house cocktail, Bigby's Pour House provided sensational seasonal brews, Woodchuck Cider crushed it on the crisp side, Lulu B. made smiles with their feel-good and taste-even-better wines, Crispin Cider got guests swooning and Cocoa di Vine's chocolate dessert wine indulged every sweet tooth in the house (err, mansion). Honest Tea delivered a non-alcoholic punch, and appetites were sated by magnificently delicious bites from Bauer's Catering, Go Roma and Cupcakes for Courage

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Fueled by liquid courage, guests brought their crazy antics to the ActionBooth and smoother-than-Usher dance moves to the floor, with beats provided by Memory Makers DJs in the pavillion and Cage and Aquarium Productions in the mansion. Have you checked the ActionBooth photos? Insanely amusing. After all that movin' and shakin', Elites got glam and relaxed to the max in the Mario Tricoci Beauty Lounge where hair was styled, party make-up was applied and massages: delivered. Art and Nature Salon demonstrated eyelash extensions, too! Were you led privy to what the future holds by the palm reader, Mister Vibe, in the stately library? Do tell.

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Did you contribute your recap of the spectacular soiree? You can do so right here, or just drop by to read the glowing reviews. I know you're pumped to peep all the photos, so click on this link to see the art-tastic collection of black and whites by the uber-talented Matt Ginger and click here to view the holiday-vivid snapshots by the always amazing Andrés J. DeLeón. Thanks again to Cuneo, their staff, Bauer's Catering and the rest of our generous sponsors for a night I don't think any of us will forget.

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SYOY, and happy holidays to all!


Jelena Z